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Phenylephrine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Phenylephrine is also known as: AH-Chew D, Congest Aid II, Contac-D, Despec-SF, Dimetapp Toddler's Drops Decongestant, Gilchew IR, Help I Have A Stuffy Nose, Little Colds Decongestant, Lusonal, Nasal Decongestant PE, Nasop, Nasop12, Neo-Synephrine, PediaCare Children's Decongestant, Phenyl-T, Ricobid-D, Sudafed PE Children's Nasal Decongestant, Sudafed PE Congestion, Sudogest PE, Suphedrine PE, Triaminic Thin Strips Cold with Stuffy Nose, Vazculep

Medically reviewed on October 20, 2017

Phenylephrine Pregnancy Warnings

Phenylephrine has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Phenylephrine is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Phenylephrine Breastfeeding Warnings

Small amounts of phenylephrine are secreted in breast milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Lusonal (phenylephrine)." Wraser Pharmaceuticals, Ridgeland, MS.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Lusonal (phenylephrine)." Wraser Pharmaceuticals, Ridgeland, MS.

Further information

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